As a non-essential amino acid, TAURINE is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body which can be found in the central nervous system, white blood cells, the brain and skeletal muscles. It can help improve exercise performance and body composition.
Similar to Glutamine, TAURINE can also be considered a conditionally essential amino acid as during times of extreme physical exhaustion the body does not produce enough and supplementation is required.
TAURINE has been found helpful in improving athletic performance through several mechanisms:
* Improves Mental Focus TAURINE acts as a metabolic transmitter and is important for brain metabolism. It stabilizes the heartbeat as it is an inhibitory neurotransmitter; which helps to improve focus during training.It may also help to stabilize the cell membranes in the brain and heart.
* Regulates Mineral Balance TAURINE regulates water and mineral salts in the blood. It maintains movement of potassium, magnesium and sodium across the cell membranes and regulates ion balance between cells. Due to its ability to regulate electrolytes it may play a role in preventing muscle cramping. TAURINE also plays a role in muscle contraction, where it enhances the ability of the muscles to generate force by increasing the uptake and release of calcium ions.
* Cell Volumizer Similar to creatine, TAURINE draws water in muscle cells and acts as a cell volumizer; this in turn draws additional nutrients for recovery and growth; increasing cell volume and enhancing muscle fullness.
TAURINE plays a role in Nitric oxide production (NO gas present during muscle contraction and blood vessel dilation). This mechanism may enhance the workout session and lead to a more rigorous workout.
* Improves Body Composition A clinical trial in which overweight and obese men were given 3g of TAURINE a day for 7 weeks experienced a significant reduction in serum fatty acid levels, and overall reduction in bodyweight.
It was hypothesized that TAURINE may enhance fat metabolism by aiding in the proper functioning of the digestive system. TAURINE is a key ingredient in bile (it was actually originally named Latin taurus, which means bull or ox, as it was first isolated from ox bile) and is required for fat digestion.
In a study conducted on the link between TAURINE deficiency and obesity in mice1, the researchers found that an increase in TAURINE in the body led to a greater rate of energy usage and reduction in the build up of fat. This study could lead to promising new research on TAURINE’s ability to play a role in the prevention of obesity.
A study posted in FASEB found several exercise-related benefits of TAURINE. Specifically, severe restriction of TAURINE reduced mobility of skeletal muscle, while supplementation improved skeletal functions and provided an energizing effect.2 Sources:
1. Tsuboyama-Kasaoka et al, "TAURINE (2-Aminoethanesulfonic Acid) Deficiency Creates a Vicious Circle Promoting Obesity", Endocrinology, 147, (2006) 3276. 2. WARSKULAT, ULRICH et al, “Taurine transporter knockout depletes muscle taurine levels and results in severe skeletal muscle impairment but leaves cardiac function uncompromised.” FASEBJ (2004) http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/abstract/03-0496fjev1. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent ay disease.
What is TAURINE? As a non-essential amino acid, TAURINE is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body which can be found in the central nervous system, white blood cells, the brain and skeletal muscles. Specifically, TAURINE has been found to provide mental focus and help improve exercise performance and body composition.
Who can use ALLMAX TAURINE? Anyone can take TAURINE from those who exercise, to athletes, to bodybuilders. However, TAURINE is not recommended for anyone under 18. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
How do I take TAURINE? Consume one serving (3 g or3/4 tsp.) of TAURINE 30 minutes prior to meals.
What are the Side Effects associated with TAURINE? TAURINE is a natural supplement. It has been found to be safe even in large dosages, with very few side effects. It is safe to take and completely natural.
Can I mix TAURINE with other Supplements? Absolutely! We actually suggest that you combine ALLMAX Nutrition TAURINE with protein powder. We’ve found that ALLMAX Nutrition TAURINE works very well with ISOFLEX protein powder. Taking this after your workouts will really help to increase muscle recovery and maintain your lean muscle mass.
Can I use TAURINE if I’m taking prescription Medication? TAURINE shouldn’t interfere with your prescription medications but it’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor first before starting any supplement if you are taking any medications or prescription drugs.
Where is TAURINE sourced from? ALLMAX TAURINE is sourced from China.
Is TAURINE vegetarian? Yes, TAURINE is 100% Vegetarian.
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